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pout1

[pout] /paʊt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to thrust out the lips, especially in displeasure or sullenness.
2.
to look or be sullen.
3.
to swell out or protrude, as lips.
verb (used with object)
4.
to protrude (the lips).
5.
to utter with a pout.
noun
6.
the act of pouting; a protrusion of the lips.
7.
a fit of sullenness:
to be in a pout.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English pouten; cognate with Swedish (dial.) puta to be inflated
Related forms
poutful, adjective
poutingly, adverb
unpouting, adjective
unpoutingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. brood, mope, glower, scowl, sulk.

pout2

[pout] /paʊt/
noun, plural (especially collectively) pout (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pouts.
3.
a northern, marine food fish, Trisopterus luscus.
Origin
before 1000; Old English -pūta, in ǣlepūta eelpout (not recorded in ME); cognate with Dutch puit frog
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Examples from the web for pout
  • Too often does he pout or grow indignant or pull a double-take.
  • She plays the role wearing a permanent pout that looks resolutely spoiled.
  • Ryan's performance is distilled in her trademark gesture of fingering her lower lip and going into an alluring pout.
  • In previous stops, he has been accused of selfishness, but he does not pout now.
  • One, taken from a relative of the cod called the ocean pout, promotes the activity of the gene that encodes growth hormone.
  • She could pout and bully and boss the boys around and ran a coherent outfit.
  • Her expressions run the gamut from glower to pout, and her features give little indication of her character's inner state.
British Dictionary definitions for pout

pout1

/paʊt/
verb
1.
to thrust out (the lips), as when sullen, or (of the lips) to be thrust out
2.
(intransitive) to swell out; protrude
3.
(transitive) to utter with a pout
noun
4.
(sometimes the pouts) a fit of sullenness
5.
the act or state of pouting
Derived Forms
poutingly, adverb
pouty, adjective
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish dialect puta inflated, Danish pudepillow

pout2

/paʊt/
noun (pl) pout, pouts
1.
short for horned pout, eelpout
2.
any of various gadoid food fishes, esp the bib (also called whiting pout)
3.
any of certain other stout-bodied fishes
Word Origin
Old English -pūte as in ǣlepūte eelpout; related to Dutch puit frog
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Word Origin and History for pout
v.

early 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dialectal puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (cf. East Frisian püt "bag, swelling," Low German puddig "swollen"); related via notion of "inflation" to Old English ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and Middle Dutch puyt, Flemish puut "frog," from hypothetical PIE imitative root *beu- suggesting "swelling" (see bull (n.2)). Related: Pouted; pouting. As a noun from 1590s.

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Encyclopedia Article for pout

bib

common fish of the cod family, Gadidae, found in the sea along European coastlines. The bib is a rather deep-bodied fish with a chin barbel, three close-set dorsal fins, and two close-set anal fins. It usually grows no longer than about 30 cm (12 inches) and is copper red with darker bars. Though abundant, it is not sought as food.

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